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How to Hold a Graver

Gravers are a girls best friend

Gravers really are a godsend, but they can be a bit tricky to get used to, especially if you don’t even know how to hold them correctly. I hope this short video helps you get to grips with that.

GRS high speed steel – quick change flat graver – size 40 – Rio Grande #118204, $11.95

The flat graver is fabulous for creating bright cuts around the inside edges of bezels as well as crisping up corners perfectly.  I like to purchase the quick change gravers from GRS as they’re the perfect size for most hands and require much less modification than traditional gravers.  I’ll still use them with a regular wooden handle however, simply because they’re a lot cheaper than the quick change handles.  The #40 flat (Rio Grande code is above) – is the flat graver I use most often and the graver we use in all our bezel setting classes.

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1 thought on “How to Hold a Graver”

  1. Great video on how-to! I learned the same way at a stone setting course a few years ago. Also, how your graver is shaped and sharpened goes a long way in better use of gravers.

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